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Philosophical Retrofuturism: Putting the Liberatory Imagination to Work in Times of Struggle

Lecture by Christian Matheis

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In this talk Matheis discusses "philosophical retrofuturism," the activity of purposeful, fictional embellishment of historically significant scholars and their intellectual projects, and the ways this kind of imaginal labor helps to broaden reasoning and insight into contemporary social issues. Because of the way philosophical retrofuturism provokes the uses of emotion, cognition, imagination, and other faculties, it has important implications in the context of cultivating a broad social imagination and, perhaps, liberatory responses to oppression and injustice.

Christian Matheis
BS, Psychology, OSU
MA, Applied Ethics, OSU
PhD, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Virginia Tech
Matheis is now Director of the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives at the Graduate School and Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech.

Kelley Engineering Center (campus map)
1001
Free
Sharyn Clough
sharyn.clough at oregonstate.edu
Philosophy
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